Between the years of 2013-2017 the girls lacrosse team averaged 3.25 wins and last season they nearly tripled that with nine. They hope to further that improvement going into this season.
The Brien McMahon Girls Lacrosse team looks to keep up the momentum, intensity and hard work from last season. The team ended up with a 9-7 record and a state run last year.
“Last season our team definitely did a lot better than we have in the past. We made states which was a great accomplishment for us and competed well with a lot of difficult teams,” said senior Charlotte Hussey.
With five seniors graduating last season, the team looks to rebuild and keep the program moving forward. “Last year’s team was a lot more upperclassmen heavy, and since we lost so many seniors, I think there's going to be a ton of new freshmen and lowerclassmen brought up to varsity,” said senior Delaney Oak.
The team has a better opportunity to place higher in States and FCIAC´s has they don’t play the top FCIAC teams like Wilton, New Canaan, and Darien this season.
The team looks to keep improving in every aspect of the game but they hope to key in on the ability to score goals which is crucial in winning games. McMahon girls averaged 11 goals per game last season and they need to increase that average drastically if they want to surpass the top teams like Darien who had an average of 16 and Greenwich who had an average of 15.
“Last season we were very good at getting the ball down to the attacking side of the field, but we weren’t aggressive enough in getting the ball into the goal, so I think this year we'll be working on a lot more plays in order to get a shot off, ” said Oak.
The team has a lot of expectations for this season and hope to achieve as much as possible. “This season we will definitely aim to make states again and work to go further in the tournament than we did last year” Hussey added.
Both seniors want to leave everything they have on the field knowing that this will be their last season. “I want to help contribute to the team in whatever way is necessary to get us to win games and compete against other teams. I also hope to help pump up other players about the sport and get them feeling confident enough to reach all their potential on the field,” said Hussey.
The team’s first game of the season is a home opener against the Danbury Hatters on April 2nd and they hope to start the season off with a win.